PChome Store teams up with TenPay to tap China market
Oct 24, 11:58
PChome Store, an online retail operator belonging to the PChome Online Group, on October 23 announced that PChomePay, its subsidiary third-party e-payment service, will form a partnership with fellow provider TenPay, a subsidiary of China-based Internet service operator Tencent, to facilitate consumers...
Taiwan 3Q14 international Internet bandwidth rises to over 1.4Tbps, says TWNIC
Oct 20, 11:18
Taiwan's direct Internet connection with 17 countries (including Hong Kong and Macao) reached total bandwidth of 1.422Tbps as of the end of the third quarter of 2014, increasing 0.64% on quarter and 21.87% on year, according to the latest quarterly survey conducted by the government-sponsored Taiwan...
Apple 12-inch tablet may adopt Mac OS, iOS-integrated operating system
Oct 6, 21:52
Apple's rumored 12-inch tablet, which is said to be scheduled for release in 2015, may become the vendor's first device to feature an operating system that integrates Mac OS and iOS, according to rumors in the upstream supply chain. However, the rumor was not confirmed by Apple.
Acer focuses BYOC on B2B
Oct 3, 14:57
Acer has decided to focus build your own cloud (BYOC) business development on B2B (business to business) and IoT (Internet of Things) on health care, telecom, automobiles and smart homes, according to the company.
New Wintel platforms may impact 4Q14 PC demand
Oct 2, 18:54
Microsoft and Intel's plans to release new platforms in the first half of 2015 are expected to affect demand for PCs in the fourth quarter, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Samsung to host Tizen developer conference in China
Oct 2, 11:03
Samsung Electronics will host a Tizen Developer Summit in Shanghai, China, during October 20-21, to promote the Tizen OS among China-based IT vendors and application developers, according to South Korea-based Aju Business Daily.
Microsoft unveils Windows 10
Oct 1, 14:43
Microsoft has unveiled its next operating system, Windows 10, and gave a first look at an early technical preview for the PC available. The announcement highlighted advancements designed for business, including an updated user experience and enhanced security and management capabilities. The company...
Quanta to establish service center in Europe for server orders
Sep 29, 23:03
To compete for more datacenter server orders, Quanta Computer reportedly will establish a service center in Europe in October, helping its server business to cross North America, Asia and Europe, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Other Taiwan-based makers such as Wistron, Inventec,...
Samsung to introduce Tizen to smart home-use electronics, LCD TVs in 2015
Sep 24, 16:28
Samsung Electronics will widely incorporate its Tizen OS in its smart home-use electronics and LCD TVs in 2015, in an attempt to boost the penetration of Tizen using its leading global market status, and to set up a platform for developing the Internet of Things, according to Taiwan-based supply chain...
Digitimes Research: Alibaba faced with difficulties expanding overseas
Sep 23, 16:25
China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba has strengthened its operations utilizing the use of mobile devices, with transactions concluded on its e-commerce platform through mobile devices accounting for 32% of its total online sales in the second quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes Research.
Taiwan market: Microsoft launches Xbox One
Sep 23, 14:52
Microsoft launched Xbox One in the Taiwan market on September 23 and will launch at least 50 new games by the end of 2014, with 20 titles specifically based on the Xbox platform and 18 titles with a Chinese-language interface, according to Microsoft Taiwan president Steven Shao.
Foxconn donates 3 smart classrooms in Taiwan
Sep 18, 15:13
Foxconn Electronics will donate hardware, software, integrated system platforms and high-speed Internet to set up smart e-learning classrooms in three senior high schools in Taiwan.
MediaTek and Opera Software partner to extend consumer data plans
Sep 18, 12:06
MediaTek and Opera Software have jointly announced that Opera Max, a data-savings app for Android phones, will be embedded into MediaTek's LTE SoC (system on chip) solutions. The first two MediaTek SoCs to be shipped with Opera Max are the 64-bit MT6752 and MT6732 chips.
Insyde to see increasing orders for Intel-based white-box tablets
Sep 15, 22:27
Taiwan-based BIOS designer Insyde Software is expected to benefit from orders for Intel-based Android white-box tablets, as the CPU giant gradually expands its presence in the Android tablet market, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Acer looking to reach five million BYOC users by end of 2014
Sep 15, 14:10
Acer's Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) platform currently has three million users and the number is estimated to reach five million by the end of 2014 and to surpass 10 million in 2015, according to BYOC business manager Maverick Shih.
Software market revenues increase 6.3% in 2Q14, says IDC
Sep 11, 11:16
Results from the International Data Corporation (IDC) show the worldwide storage software market increased 6.3% on year during the second quarter of 2014. Revenues during the quarter totaled nearly US$3.8 billion.
Acer expands IT services abroad, says CEO
Sep 5, 15:47
Acer, in line with transforming its business from purely PC marketing to integrated hardware, software and services, has extended IT maintenance and other IT services to overseas markets such as Thailand and the Philippines, according to company CEO Jason Chen.
Tencent invests in medical web portal DXY
Sep 3, 16:02
China-based Internet service provider Tencent has invested US$70 million in DXY, China's leading medical, pharmaceutical and life science Web portal, according to Tencent.
Foxconn to invest in signature technology developer AirSig
Sep 3, 15:39
Foxconn Electronics will invest US$2 million to acquire a 10% stake in AirSig, a Taiwan-based developer of digital signing technology, and apply the technology to information security for mobile devices, according to AirSig.
Foxconn adopts cloud computing-based security monitoring system
Aug 27, 15:34
Foxconn Electronics has adopted a cloud computing-based security monitoring system equipped with in-house-developed hardware and software at its headquarters in northern Taiwan to monitor labor safety and environmental conditions at its main factories in Taiwan and China, according to industry sourc...
Intel, CHT ink IoT cooperation pact
Aug 25, 10:40
Intel and Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) have signed an MOU for cooperation in the fields of Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and software-defined network (SDN).
Advantech to set up investment subsidiary
Aug 13, 16:16
Industrial computing device maker Advantech will establish a subsidiary, Advantech Corporate Investment (ACI), to help the company promote development of smart cities and applications for the Internet of Things (IoT), with investment targets to be in the manufacturing, robotics, medicare, retail, in-car...
Foxlink to sell Chinese writing system in Greater China region
Aug 12, 14:56
Foxlink has signed contracts with Taiwan's Tamkang University and acquired the distribution rights for the university's Chinese writing practice system and will start selling the product in its channel retail chain Studio A in Taiwan in September and in China and Hong Kong in the fourth quarter.
Foxlink to expand into digital content market, says chairman
Aug 8, 16:03
Foxlink is looking to expand into the software service market and in addition to establishing data centers to create services with added value, the company will also invest in the development of digital content, according to Foxlink chairman Guo Tai-qiang.
Commentary: Microsoft moves to eliminate Nokia
Jul 28, 09:57
In addition to initiating a massive lay-off, Microsoft also plans to discontinue Nokia's Asha-, Series 40- and X-series handset products as well as to rename the Lumia-series - moves which could eventually lead to the elimination of Nokia.
Chunghwa Telecom NFC TSM system passes Visa certification
Jul 25, 15:16
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on July 24 announced that it has obtained certification from Visa for its NFC TSM (trusted service manager) system and become a Visa approved vendor to provide mobile Visa credit card payment services on NFC-enabled smartphones in the Taiwan market.
Taiwan market: 91mai APP Store launched
Jul 24, 12:04
N Squared in July 2013 launched 91mai APP Store, a platform for mobile application vendors to open handset/tablet-based online stores of mobile applications, and indicated that the platform has become the largest of its kind in the Taiwan market with more than three million Android and iOS mobile...
Microsoft cloud growth drives strong fiscal 4Q14 results
Jul 23, 13:57
Microsoft has announced revenues of US$23.38 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Gross margins, operating income, and diluted EPS for the quarter were US$15.79 billion, US$6.48 billion, and US$0.55 per share.
Fujitsu Taiwan and local university to set up Big Data R&D platform
Jul 23, 11:42
Fujitsu Taiwan and National Cheng Kung University on July 22 signed an MoU for cooperation to establish a Big Data R&D platform specifically for agricultural applications combining the former's cloud computing and Big Data technology and the latter's achievements in biological gene research.